Feminist Movement

Feminist Movement

Definition of Feminist Movement

The Canada social science dictionary [1] provides the following meaning of Feminist Movement: A social movement whose goal has been, and continues to be, the elimination of the patriarchal nature of society. Two large waves of feminist organization can be identified, the first following the French Revolution and extending the principles of liberty and freedom to women. This period is associated with Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797). The second can be identified with French writer Simone De Beauvoir’s The Second Sex in 1952 and, in North America, with the publication of Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique, in 1963. See: SOCIAL MOVEMENT in this legal dictionary and in the world encyclopedia of law.

Feminist Movement: Resources

Notes and References

  • Drislane, R., & Parkinson, G. (2016). (Concept of) Feminist Movement. Online dictionary of the social sciences. Open University of Canada


Legal English Vocabulary: Feminist Movement in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term feminist movement into Spanish: movimiento feminista (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Social Policy
  • Social Development
  • Sociology
  • Public Policy
  • Social Law





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